Easy Way On How To Connect Your Laptop To Your TV

Amazing way on how to connect your laptop to your TV without stressing yourself because most people do think it is not possible to link both gadget together.
There are some things essential for this gadget to connect/ link up together
connecting a laptop via HDMI connector

HDMI is the simplest and cheapest option when connecting/linking your laptop and TV. 95% of modern laptops and TVs will have at least one HDMI connector.
The HDMI link carries both Audio & Visual at HD level, meaning you get a simple, fast and high quality connection all for few £’s.
To set it up, just plug the HDMI cable into the corresponding ports on the TV and Laptop then select ‘HDMI’ on your TV Menu. Your laptop should automatically mirror what’s on the screen to your TV. If not, you can change what you see by selecting ‘Change display settings’ in the Control Panel.
connecting a laptop to a tv VGA Connection

If you have a TV or Laptop older than about 5-6 years, it’s likely there will only be the option for a VGA connection and not HDMI.
VGA is another straightforward way to connect your laptop and TV, however it is worth remembering VGA is a video lead only. This means it will only carry the visual signal. To hear anything, you’ll have to hook a 3.5mm audio jack lead from the headphone socket of your laptop, to the audio in (or Phono) port on your TV.
Like HDMI, VGA should automatically configure settings. But if you are experiencing difficulties connecting; Go to your Control Panel, find ‘Display’ and ‘Adjust Resolutions’ then select TV from the menu.
If you’re using a Mac you’ll need a mini display port to VGA adapter to connect to a TV or, to jump ahead a little, AppleTV
connecting a laptop to a tv  dvi

DVI ports are only available on some laptops and TVs. If both your laptop and TV/Monitor does have a DVI port use the same setup as for VGA.
If one of your devices does not have a DVI port you can buy a HDMI to DVI adapter.
Like VGA, DVI will only carry video signal so you will still need to attach the extra audio cable to carry the sound.
connecting a laptop to a tv  s-video connection

For much older Laptops and CRT Televisions another option is the S-Video cable. This connection is much lower quality and again, only carries video.
Your TV will need to have one of two things: Either separate S-Video and phono audio ports, or a SCART socket (which is more likely on CRT TV’s). For this you’ll need an S-Video cable and a SCART adapter to connect both sets of cables to your TV.
connecting a laptop to a tv  via wifi

To avoid hard-wiring a laptop to the TV, you can use a Wireless connection. There are a few options that can be used here, but the technology is surprisingly not as advanced as you may think.
Because televisions don’t usually support Wi-Fi connections directly, It’s likely you’ll need to install a separate unit between the computer and TV to act as a bridge. Some laptops have a built-in wireless system called WiDi (Intel Wireless Display) which works with a compatible receiver that plugs into the TV (or is occasionally built in).
Streaming players like Roku, ChromeCast, MiraCast and Apple TV are currently the most popular method of connection. They act like a wireless bridge between your Laptop and TV, piggybacking on your WiFi connection to send the signal. Each has a slightly different setup process, but all are relatively easy as long as you have a WiFi signal.
The most important step here is to have a router that is powerful enough to carry a video stream, if working directly from a laptop.
If your router is too far away or not powerful enough, consider hard-wiring the signal in with an Ethernet connection from the tv to the router. Alternatively boost the router signal via a Powerline system. 
Wireless technology will undoubtedly advance over the next few years, so investing in a decent router is always a good option if you want to stream media without clunky cabling. 
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Segun Adegoke

Segun Adegoke is an undergraduate of Mathematics at the Ahmadu Bello University , Kaduna. A lover of anything associated with tech. Eazy Empire is a technology blog owned by Segun Adegoke and run by multi authors. Eazy Empire was started in 2017 by Segun Adegoke to share his passion for both technology and blogging and put it to great use. Eazy Empire covers categories ranging from how to’s, tech news, mobile phones, computers, software and a whole lot more.

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  1. Very helpful post! Will come handy in the future ☺

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  5. Very helpful, great post, thank you.

  6. this is a pretty nice and detailed article on connecting laptops to tvs. I wish though that chromecast would be available for laptops too so that our lives would be a bit easier. hahaha. I use hdmi for connecting my cpu and laptop to our tv if I want a bigger screen for gaming :p

  7. My TV seems to be to old and I did not want to use a wire. To bad a tried all the wireless and found out that also my laptop needs to be equipped with something special, not only my TV. Devices like Roku, ChromeCast or MiraCast did not work.

  8. That's an amazing tip! I always had problems connecting my lappy with TV, thanks for the share!